Jake Jarman from Huntingdon Gymnastics Club has taken the men’s Gymnastics British Championship under 16 all-around gold medal with an impressive performance at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Jake executed extremely difficult routines across the six apparatus which included a two and a half twisting vault which is rarely seen at this level. He also excelled on the floor, where he performed a double twisting double back somersault and a three and a half twisting somersault and finished top on the parallel bars.
He ended with a total all-around’s for the six apparatus of 76.400 and the gold.
Jake said after his win: “It’s amazing to be under 16 champion. It was such a close competition and it was a difficult fight for first place. My vault was a two and a half twisting kaz and it’s a really risky vault which I had to get through just to give me a high score.”
Jake was pushed all the way by Adam Tobin from Falcons who scored 76.150 point for a superb silver with Sam Mostowfi of Pegasus in bronze (73.300).
The competition also decided the boy’s apparatus titles. The floor gold was taken by Matthew Boardman of Notts Gymnastics Academy; pommel horse glory went to Korben Fellows from City of Birmingham whilst the rings crown was won by Adam Tobin. Sam Mostowfi took gold with his two vaults, Jake Jarman taking his second gold on parallel bars with Adam Tobin the 2017 under 16 high bar champion.